Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

 Rome! what a scroll of History thine has been
   In the first days thy sword republican
   Ruled the whole world for many an age’s span:
 Then of thy peoples thou wert crownèd Queen,
 Till in thy streets the bearded Goth was seen;
   And now upon thy walls the breezes fan
   (Ah, city crowned by God, discrowned by man!)
 The hated flag of red and white and green.
 When was thy glory! when in search for power
   Thine eagles flew to greet the double sun,
   And all the nations trembled at thy rod?
 Nay, but thy glory tarried for this hour,
   When pilgrims kneel before the Holy One,
   The prisoned shepherd of the Church of God.

Oscar Wilde
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